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Katsumi Okamoto Interview

Date: November 7, 2007
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Videographer: Kirk Peterson
Densho ID: ddr-manz-1-24
02:00:42
27 segments
Nisei male. Born July 5, 1926, in Seattle, Washington. Grew up in Seattle, where parents owned and operated a grocery store. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, removed to Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Served in Japan with the Military Intelligence Service following World War II.
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Interview location: Las Vegas, Nevada Born in Seattle, Washington; description of siblings Segment 1 of 27 [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Las Vegas, Nevada Parents' family background Segment 2 of 27 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Las Vegas, Nevada Description of parents' grocery store Segment 3 of 27 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Las Vegas, Nevada Growing up in Seattle's Japantown Segment 4 of 27 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Las Vegas, Nevada Activities as a child, participating in sports Segment 5 of 27 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Las Vegas, Nevada Description of parents Segment 6 of 27 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Las Vegas, Nevada Values passed on by parents and grandparents Segment 7 of 27 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Las Vegas, Nevada Hearing about the bombing of Pearl Harbor Segment 8 of 27 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Las Vegas, Nevada Disposing of items prior to mass removal Segment 9 of 27 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Las Vegas, Nevada First impressions of Puyallup Assembly Center: "everything was disorganized" Segment 10 of 27 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history, Puyallup (Camp Harmony)
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Interview location: Las Vegas, Nevada Activities at the Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho Segment 11 of 27 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Las Vegas, Nevada Visiting Twin Falls, Idaho Segment 12 of 27 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Las Vegas, Nevada Making friends in camp Segment 13 of 27 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Las Vegas, Nevada Participating in social activities in camp Segment 14 of 27 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Las Vegas, Nevada Education in camp Segment 15 of 27 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Las Vegas, Nevada Temporarily leaving camp as a farm laborer Segment 16 of 27 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Las Vegas, Nevada Working as a farm laborer Segment 17 of 27 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Las Vegas, Nevada Effects of camp on parents Segment 18 of 27 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Las Vegas, Nevada Working on a sugar beet farm Segment 19 of 27 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Las Vegas, Nevada Social activities in camp Segment 20 of 27 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Las Vegas, Nevada Leaving camp for Minnesota Segment 21 of 27 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Las Vegas, Nevada Being drafted, joining the Military Intelligence Service Segment 22 of 27 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Las Vegas, Nevada Experiences in occupied Japan Segment 23 of 27 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Las Vegas, Nevada Visiting relatives in Japan Segment 24 of 27 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Las Vegas, Nevada Attending college, earning a food science degree Segment 25 of 27 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Las Vegas, Nevada Thoughts on the effects of camp redress Segment 26 of 27 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
Topics: Japanese Americans, Oral history